Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gunnar Cyclocross SS...

The Forward Components EEB installed quite easily on the Gunnar cyclocross bike and chain tension adjustment was stupidly simple. The end result is a more efficient SS - previously I was running a chain tensioner so I could run the Gunnar as a SS, but like a derailleur it was a thief robbing me of pedally effiency and the smoothness a real SS offers.




Let's just say that I'm happier now...even though I can not ride much (extruded disc in the back continues to plague me), but I did take it for a short spin and had a smile on the whole time.

6 comments:

Doug Idaho said...

Looks like a nice setup Eric. I will have to try an SS someday. Hope your health continues to improve. A bunch of us did our 2nd nightride of the year last night.....up rozenkrantz way. Hope you can join us soon.

Have a good 1,
Doug

Anonymous said...

Did you have to grind any material off the crank to allow the BB/cup/tensioner not to rub against the crank? I guess this was a double crank!

Felix

monk3y mike said...

Looks pretty cool!!! I've put this on my todo list for the next Frankenbike project!

Eric Kop-ski said...

No crank modifications needed...the clearance spec of the BB is perfect (Forward Components seems to have a thing for attention to detail I guess).

John said...

I like it very much, simplicity at its best! Thanks, this will be a lot of help for all the new do-it-yourself’ers out their.
ISIS bottom bracket

ocmetalsolutions said...

Nice looking bikes, saw your post did some research and ordered myself a set. How long did it take to receive them from Forward Components? It seems to be taking a while.